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VETS Indexes 2024 Employer Awards Announced

April, 2024 – VETS Indexes is proud to unveil the 2024 honorees for the VETS Indexes Employer Awards, including some of the world’s largest multinational corporations, government agencies, small companies and nonprofits, and almost every type of organization in between. Competition was stiffer than ever, with nearly 350 different employers submitting surveys to be considered for the awards, which recognize the organizations most committed to recruiting, hiring, retaining, developing, and supporting veterans and the military-connected community.

VETS Indexes Proudly Rings the Opening Bell

July, 2023 – On the eve of Independence Day, VETS Indexes was proud to be welcomed to ring the Opening Bell! We greatly thank NASDAQ for the wonderful opportunity and great honor.

VETS Indexes Employer Awards Announced

April, 2023 – VETS Indexes is excited to unveil the 2023 honorees for the VETS Indexes Employer Awards. A record number of employers – more than double last year’s total – participated in the 2023 program, which recognizes the organizations most committed to recruiting, hiring, retaining, developing, and supporting veterans and the military-connected community.

As Featured On CNBC

October, 2021 – On the eve of Veterans Day, Jim Cramer hosted his annual “Salute to Service” special on “Mad Money.” Declaring that hiring military veterans is simply “good business” he highlighted VETS Indexes and the Employer Awards. The CNBC personality traded in his stock commentary for a moment Tuesday to highlight public corporations that he admires for having gone above and beyond the call of duty to hire Americans who have served in the military. Veterans are highly trained and are known for a strong work ethic, but often have a hard time finding work in the civilian workforce after returning from active duty.
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These Are the Top Veteran Employers for 2021

May 20, 2021 – VETS Indexes just released its latest ratings of the companies and organizations who do the most for separated veterans. The ratings are based on the results of a simple, proprietary survey that asked employers questions about practices in regard to five key areas of veteran employment: veteran hiring and recruiting, veteran development and retention, inclusive policies and culture, support for Guard and Reserve members, and military spouse support.
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2021 VETS Indexes Employer Awards Winners Announced

May 20, 2021 – VETS Indexes is very proud to announce the winners of the first annual VETS Indexes Employer Awards, recognizing the employers that do the most to hire, retain, and support veterans in the workplace. During the extensive evaluation process, over 300 organizations participated in the survey with over 100 submitting completed surveys to be considered for this recognition, including companies large and small, government agencies and departments, and nonprofit groups.
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Investing in the Best Companies for Veterans Can Lead to a Solid Profit for Everyone

May 18, 2021 – There’s a lot of talk about supporting companies that hire veterans, and now there’s at least one good way for any investor to put their money where their mouth is: VETS Indexes. VETS Indexes helps improve opportunities for veterans in the workplace while encouraging the hiring and retention of vets in civilian life.

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Benzinga: What ESG Investing Is, And Why It Matters

April 26, 2021 – ESG is investing with a cause — it stands for Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance. ESG investing is all about taking a good look at the underlying outlook, goals, and impact of a company in order to make a more informed or personally preferable decision about it and whether or not to invest in it.

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VTRNIX Reconstitution

New York, NY – The Veterans Select Index (VTRNIX), created and managed by VETS Indexes, recently reconstituted at the close of business on Friday, March 19, 2021. The objective of VTRNIX is to provide a social impact index of public companies that support the hiring and professional development of our military veterans.

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New Index Tracks Performance of Firms that Recognize Veterans’ Value

October 19, 2020 – From Pensions & Investments – A firm that creates custom indexes that show the value U.S. military veterans bring to the workplace has launched an index with the help of Wilshire Associates that tracks the performance of public large-cap firms that are most supportive of veterans.

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VictoryShares Expands Suite of Thematic ETFs

SAN ANTONIO, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Victory Capital Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: VCTR) (“Victory Capital” or the “Company”) today announced that it has launched the VictoryShares Top Veteran Employers ETF (VTRN) and the VictoryShares Protect America ETF (SHLD). Both ETFs began trading on Nasdaq Stock Market® in early November 2020.

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Veteran Hiring and the 2021 VETS Indexes Employer Awards

Nasdaq TradeTalks: VETS Indexes Managing Director & USMC Veteran Karl Snyder joins Jill Malandrino on #VeteransDay to discuss veteran hiring and the 2021 VETS Indexes Employer Awards:

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November 04, 2020 – Today, VictoryShares launched an ETF that focuses primarily on companies that have been supportive of U.S. military veterans, with another with a focus on companies related to America’s security interests slated to roll out tomorrow. The VictoryShares Top Veteran Employers ETF (VTRN) and the soon-to-debut VictoryShares Protect America ETF (SHLD) both list on the Nasdaq stock market and come with expense ratios of 0.60%.

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VictoryShares introduces ‘Veteran Employers’ and ‘Protect America’ ETFs

November 10, 2020 –VictoryShares has introduced a pair of thematic equity ETFs that are likely to resonate with US investors of a patriotic bent. Listed on Nasdaq, the funds provide exposure to companies that are notably supportive of US military veterans and to companies that contribute to the national security interests of the US.

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Earlier News

From Pensions & Investments, October 19, 2020 – A firm that creates custom indexes that show the value U.S. military veterans bring to the workplace has launched an index with the help of Wilshire Associates that tracks the performance of public large-cap firms that are most supportive of veterans.

SANTA MONICA, Calif., October 5, 2020 – Wilshire Associates (Wilshire®) today announced the launch of a new Powered by Wilshire℠ index, the Veterans Select Index. Created and owned by VETS Indexes, calculated and maintained by Wilshire, the index is designed to measure performance of publicly traded companies with outstanding records….

NEW YORK, October 2, 2020​ – We are proud to announce the selection of 54 U.S. listed public companies to the ​2020 VETS Employers Index​. We welcome six new Index constituents and congratulate the continued dedication of the 48 companies maintaining their position within the Index.

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted mass business closures and layoffs, introducing uncertainty and economic hardship nationwide.

Managing Director/Chief Market Strategist of VETS Indexes and Marine Corps Veteran Karl Snyder discusses learning to read businesses with his dad and a Wall Street Journal, establishing himself after the service, and analyzing Fortune 500 companies based on hiring practices for Veterans.

VETS ETF crushes the competition with a 33% gain this year. As thematic investment strategies go, a fund that invests in companies that support military personnel and their families could seem like a stretch — until you check its performance…

Recently featured on CBS Eye on Veterans, VETS Indexes Chief Market Strategist, Karl Snyder, CMT, talks about veteran hiring, the advantages and financial gain from doing so. and Inside ETFs are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2018 awards. These annual awards are designed to recognize the people, companies and products driving the ETF industry forward and delivering new value to investors.

InsightShares Patriotic Employers and Pacer Military Times Best Employers offer exposure to large, well-known companies that try to recruit military veterans

The time has come to honor and thank military veterans and gratitude is being extended in many ways. Veterans Day observation is replete with parade and salute to service, vets’ freebies and meal deals as well as job creations. Many…

Although Veterans Days is only one day a year, there are ETFs that can honor our Vets throughout the year, and we want to remind investors that aligning principles with principal can provide for the best outcome. With this in…

VETS Indexes takes a unique spin on the environmental, social, and governance investing model by building and promoting indexes built around firms that strongly support America’s veterans. Read the entire feature from Advisors Magazine.

Let each of us take this opportunity to sincerely thank these brave men and women for serving our great nation in all circumstances, so that we may live in freedom. We also wish the United States Marine Corps a happy…

When an advisor is tasked by a client to suggest investments that could take advantage of the United States’ increased military spending, the default play might be to offer alternatives in aerospace and defense exchange-traded funds (ETFs), but what about…